J.G. asks from Logan, UT on December 28, 2007
I'm wondering what are some really good books for reading time with my 2 1/2 year old and three month old? I need some more variety and new stuff because with Christmas here my son got addicted to the Polar Express and the Christmas Humbugs so I'd like to move away from Christmas books and on to something that we can read year 'round. Any ideas would be appreciated. Also, he loves puppies and dinosaurs. Thanks!!
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Wow!! Thanks everyone for all the ideas...I love them all. I will hope to have them all in my sons "library" soon.
M.M. answers from Milwaukee on December 28, 2007
I think the Shel Silverstein books are a lot of fun. I remember them from when i was younger and now I enjoy reading them to my daughter. It's fun cause there are a bunch of different books with lots of silly poems in them. You never really get tired of it cause there is so much to choose from. For the 3 month old these books works well as well as they are rhymes and young children often like that, we also received a book called "Chicka Chicka ABC" it's a fun alphabet book. My daughter really likes that one it's available in a cardboard version so it's good for young ones.
S.S. answers from Madison on December 28, 2007
Some of my favorites for that age are: "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie", "On the Day You Were Born" and "The Mitten" (a wonderful, winter, non-Christmas story). A couple of really fun books for a kid entering the potty-training stage are: "Everyone Poops" and "The Little Mole Who Went in Search of Whodunit" - both are sure to get a lot of laughs. Have fun!
J.B. answers from La Crosse on December 31, 2007
My 19 year old grew up, from about age 3 or 4 being read then reading Dinatopia (a bit expensive - but well worth it, a book you read over and over) and I can't think of the name of the second book. Check it out. My great-niece just received a copy for Christmas. We would loan ours, but it is a keep sake. Good luck, J. B
H.A. answers from Waterloo on December 30, 2007
If you're looking for more variety and new stuff I would start by heading to your local library. I'm the Vice Prez on our local Library Board and our librarian works very hard to make sure we have a wide selection of kids' books. I'm sure yours can even help you and your son find whatever books they have on pupies and dinosaurs =) Then you'll constantly have variety AND your son will feel like a big boy getting to pick out his own books.
A. answers from Salt Lake City on December 28, 2007
kids love Dr Seuss, and the easy to read or early readers. Where the Wild Things Are has always been my favorite. Most libraries have story hours and lots of great books, book stores have story hours too. Librarians and the staff of book stores can be very hel
Good luck, there will be books you remember years later, and so will the kids
A.R. answers from Omaha on December 28, 2007
Dinosaurumpus! by Tony Mitton - awesome book! "Shake Shake shudder...near the sludgy old swamp. The dinosaurs are coming, get ready to romp." LOVE IT! Also another book my son just brought home The Three Silly Billies by Margie Palatini is a newer version of the Billy Goats Gruff. It has Little Red Riding Hood in it and The Three Bears and Jack with his beans. Check them out on Amazon.
J.O. answers from Boise on December 28, 2007
" I love you stinky face" by Lisa Mc Court, and another of my littles ones favorites is "Pigs Can't Fly" by Ben Court, Fisher Price also has some great pop up style books that even my 16 month old enjoys, I find those at Sams Club. I could probaably go on and on cause mine love to be read to, but the first 2 are thier absolute favorites and have been for years! SOme of thier other choices are a little older.
A.F. answers from La Crosse on December 31, 2007
My three year old has loved Mo Willems books since he was about two. In fact, he has memorized "Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus," and uses gestures when "Hmmm"ing and "Hmmph" ing with the disgust of the pigeon for not being allowed to drive. Mo Willems has also written the Knuffle Bunny books which even my six year old loves to read.
Also, if you haven't read the Sandra Boynton books, they are great. I like to rhyme and sing the "Barnyard Dance" book because it is so catchy. Also, Sandra Boyton did some of her books like Dog Train and two others with music and a CD (you can find them at Borders and Barnes and Noble). Dog Train even has some of the songs sung by current popular singers. They are GREAT!
C.V. answers from Grand Rapids on December 28, 2007
I agree with one of the other moms, Kohls have some great dinosaur books. My sons love the book "How do dinosaurs say goodnight?". I bought 2 more for Chrismas. They also love "Goodnight Moon".